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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,331 People

    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I don't know what happened,

    I had a great day yesterday with my family, then a great morning and breakfast, but then it just crept slowly back into heart, the darkness, the same one I felt back in middle school. God, I was just dreaming of my perfect life, as a wife and mother. I don't know what happened...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Feel so gray today. Was down at a local

    Starbucks working at the long table on something. It was busy, lots of people. Felt sadness well up in me to the point that I felt like breaking down and weeping. Not about to do that in a Starbucks or walking home through town center. The wave of emotion had faded to a mere...
    subotaicataloger subotaicataloger 41-45, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Todays positives were hard.

    Even though me has many. May lose truck and freedom due to liars. Making reports and laws.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I don't know what to do.

    My parents are having and have been having problems in their marriage from time to time for a while now. And today I got a call from my mom where she told me how sad, depressed and lonely she feels. I can hear her starting to cry in the phone while she tells me my dad doesn't...
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I hate seeing happy, loving couples,

    I get sad and bitter everytime and I just wish I could have what they have.
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Omg! I don't had those!

    Ovaries ******* it
    shaunahall shaunahall 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 10 Responses Mar 14

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I was talking online

    and I was saying good night when I got a comment "you're pretty and perfect, goodnight c:" 10 mins afterwards I found myself in the shower crying about it because I haven't been called pretty, perfect or even complimented in a very, very long time. 😔
    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    MerelyKatie MerelyKatie 16-17, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I used to. I still do from time to time,

    but it's more the usual I'm having a sucky day kind of thing. I used to feel extremely lonely and like I had no friends. In high school, there were times I thought of suicide and even kind of attempted. I was just too scared to follow through. And I'm glad I was. You see, I...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I was reading down through the entries

    and reading the ages of the posters. Most were in the area of roughly 14 to 21 though with some exceptions. I was trying to think back to that time in my life, and I don't think I would've ever called myself depressed even though certainly I had troubles. For one I was...
    subotaicataloger subotaicataloger 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    anon2254 anon2254 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I Don't know what's happiness.

    .. There are some moments when I fleetingly think I'm happy, but it's so fast, it doesn't last. I always have this sensation of emptiness in my chest. I try to fill my days with the only thing that gives me some satisfaction and that's my job, but at the same time I think what a...
    Karmario Karmario 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    It's hard knowing that the doctors think you

    need medication for one to be happy that kills me because I know that will never fix things. It's hard going thru the day having to act like nothing is wrong so the people that you love don't worry. It's hard when the only person you can think of in the morning, and when your...
    magicgiraffe magicgiraffe 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel my life has gone down the drain.

    I'm 21 years old and despite having accomplished some things that I had set my mind to, I am slowing becoming an empty shell. I can barely feel any kind of emotions for whatsoever, my interests are strictly limited, I'm clumsy and I am bad or mediocre at almost everything I do...
    diogosil diogosil 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    You have no idea what depression is

    or how it feels unless you've actually got it or been through it It's not attention seeking its a cry for help someone to talk to someone who understands and won't Judge I am battling depression and it's horrible.
    battlingdepression battlingdepression 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I dream of Freedom I dream of living life

    without a check to pay I dream of mankind without hatred I dream of a world without war I dream of nature I dream of unlimited beauty I am not myself I am not where I want to be I am not who I want to be So I suffer So I cry
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like three people in one.

    I always think in a feminine voice, and I have three alter-egos or personas. My main self is the calm, shy, INFJ type, but is very insecure and can't take much violence at all, but he's hurt, anxious, gentle, kind, yet intuitive. My second self is my feminine aspect, she...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    So I have been on Pristiq

    for about a week now. I have found that it has numbed my emotions. I found out today that my workplace is closing down. I will have to find a new job. I should be really upset, right? I feel worried and scared, of course, but I am not in tears. I am not sure whether it is a...
    macron macron 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    natacc11 natacc11 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes a have a tough time reassuring

    that I belong with my friends, family, or even at home. An weird despair. Have a tough time fighting it and would love for someone to talk to. This isn't just about me, but you too, so don't be afraid to share your experiences too:)
    calBLAZER11 calBLAZER11 61-65, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My heart feels so heavy

    and I don't know how to carry it.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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